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A collective of more than 50 fishing companies, trade groups and conservation groups signed and sent a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump encouraging him and his administration to look into the removal of four dams along the lower Snake River basin in the name of reviving wild salmon and steelhead stocks that once thrived in the area.

A court-ordered analysis geared toward salmon and steelhead recovery within the Columbia and Snake Rivers is already underway, and has garnered support from...

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Trumpexecorder

President Donald Trump’s executive order directing all federal agencies to repeal two existing regulations for each new one is affecting the ability of the National Marine Fisheries Service to regulate the U.S. fishing industry, according to industry groups and two Democratic U.S. representatives.

According to a letter sent to President Trump by House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva and Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman, the executive...

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Sthelena

St. Helena, a volcanic island located in the Southern Atlantic Ocean, has partnered with the International Pole & Line Foundation (IPNLF) to launch a one-by-one tuna fishery intended to increase the sustainability of the island’s catch.

The island, a British Overseas Territory and one of the most settled islands remote in the world, has a maritime zone of 172,439 square miles of open-ocean habitat. However, according to the IPNLF, its fisheries are at risk of being overfished by foreign...

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Japantuna

Japan’s Fishery Agency is likely to set a total allowable catch (TAC) for bluefin tuna, after a survey found problems with the current voluntary cap.

In January 2015, to show it was not ignoring bluefin tuna overfishing, the Japan Fisheries Agency (JFA), introduced voluntary limits on bluefin harvests in domestic waters. A system of alerts was included an “advisory” when catches hit 70 percent of the limit, an “alert” at 80 percent, a “special alert” at 90 percent, and a request for voluntary...

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Herring

The Baltic herring and sprat fishery, which accounts for more than 90 percent of Finland’s marine catch, has been entered into Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) assessment by the Finnish Fishermen’s Association. It is the first fishery in Finland to undergo MSC assessment.

Acoura Marine will conduct the MSC Fisheries Standard assessment over the next 12 to 18 months, and the group is inviting those with information about the Finnish fishery’s sustainability to participate in the...

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